Thank you for reaching out to the community! What a great idea and resource!! My daughter, Kate Jaceldo and I, Betsy Gruy, started Compost Queens about a year ago to help divert food waste from landfills and put it back in the earth. It has been a great experience with LOTS to learn. We use the bokashi method, which makes it easy for our clients to compost all of their solid food waste, except shellfish.
And I hope this forum both helps me get answers and answer some of the questions others have.
Hooray for other bokashi composters! I just started using bokashi over the past month. I found this would be the best way to incorporate most all of our food waste. I only have residential customers now, but am trying to figure out what to do with commercial. I collect all the bokashified (coined this word!) food waste and put it all in 55 gallon drums and my goal is to keep it in their and maybe treat it similarly to a compost pile. Don't know about that yet. Just filled the first barrel two weeks ago. I read about someone else leaving it in the barrel for a longer time. I shall see.
Katie - We don't currently drain the 5 gallon buckets. We have a few commercial clients that use 55 gallon barrels and we have added drains to those for our purposes. We make the bran and supply it to clients and they layer it in.
Andrew - our website is www.compostqueenstx.com We currently work with local urban farmers and community gardens to process the food waste and use with their growing space or chickens, etc
Hey Compost Queens! Thanks for joining. The Bokashi method does indeed look super interesting. Do you guys have a site where you guys are composting or do you work with a third party?
I’m curious about bokashi with your customers. Do they drain the “juice”? Customers layer bran in the bucket?
Do you wash that bucket every pickup?
Kate, the other Compost Queen here! This is a great idea! I love learning from others that are working on the same vision. I look forward to exchanging ideas.